Va beach striper report 12-1
<p>After our final 2 days of fishing the bay we have headed south to Va beach to continue our winter fishing for striped bass. The bay fishing was just starting to get really good but we are forced to leave in accordance to our scheduled trips and the stricter striper possession regulations in the bay. The bay season started a bit slower this year due to the unusually warm fall weather. The water temps stayed higher than normal this fall. The stripers, not having to school and migrate south, were very scattered and on the move in the first part of November. Around Thanksgiving things started to change and the trolling bite improved dramatically.
Our first trip from Va beach proved to be an exciting but long day. After spending the first few hours of the trips riding and looking up the coast, I did not see a lot to be encouraged about for this trip in the ocean. We are one of the first boats to arrive at the beach this winter so it is extremely difficult to cover this open ocean by ourselves in search of a few fish. After hearing some intel we ran up into the bay and found some "cows" willing and snapping. Above the 3rd and 4th island was a nice wad of fish that made our trip and made for some happy anglers. We were short on our 20 fish limit by 3 fish but with the quality of our catch it made for a great trip. Thanks again guys, we enjoyed it!
About The Author: Captain Jeff Adams
Company: Adams Fishing Adventures
Area Reporting: Chesapeake Bay
Bio: I was was born on Gwynns Island in Virginia and grew up in a commercial fishing environment and I still currently hold commercial fishing licenses. I have been fishing the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Beach waters for many many years, in fact my entire life from when I was a little boy growing up on Gwynn's Island, Virginia. I started chartering part time in 1997 before going full time into it in 2000. I am on my 3rd boat as of now and each time I moved up to a bigger and better charter boat. I started out with a six pack boat (6 persons max), moved into an inspected boat in 2001 (6 plus anglers) and had my current boat custom built in 2006. During my fishing and boating career I was at one time a mate and engineer on a tugboat which was really tough but exciting work. I am proud to say I was once featured in Bay Splash Magazine as a Chesapeake Bay Captain and I also write fishing reports for "Rivah" Magazine. I love to fish and meet new people especially when I am turning them on to the sport. Because of my strong commercial fishing background I have alot of respect for those guys which is also where I got much of my fishing experience. I am on the water at least 320 days of the year every year. I hope you find or take the time to enjoy yourself by taking a fishing trip with me, I will put you on the fish and send you home with some great memories to talk about with all your friends.